Donato Family History

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Donato Name Meaning

Italian: from the medieval personal name Donato (Latin Donatus, past participle of donare, frequentative of dare ‘to give’). It was the name of a 4th-century Italian bishop martyred in c. 350 under Julian the Apostate, as well as various other early saints, and a 4th-century grammarian and commentator on Virgil, widely respected in the Middle Ages as a figure of great learning. See also Donat.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Donat, Diodato, Bonito, Lovato, Dona, Donadio, Monaco, Lobato, Dato

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Donato Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Donato name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Donato. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Italy

    28%

  • England & Wales

    21%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

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Donato Family Origin

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Donato Family Occupations

What did your Donato ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Donato occupation in the USA was Farming. 38% of Donato's were Farmings. A less common occupation for the Donato family was Farmer. Farming, Cabinet Maker and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Donato.

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  • Farming

    38%
  • Cabinet Maker

    25%
  • Barber

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%

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Donato Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Donato. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Donato census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Donato. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Donato. For the veterans among your Donato ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Donato Life Expectancy

What is the average Donato lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Donato life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Donato in 1943 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Donato ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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